"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, January 28, 2011


As in paperwork.  In adoption lingo it's called the paper chase and Amy and I have laced up and started running.  This past week we filled out, faxed in, and mailed off our official adoption agreement (think contract)!  This was the first in several forms we filled out this week and is only the tip of the iceberg.  After the agreement followed some financial papers, informational papers, and our Letter of Intent (LOI in adoption lingo).  This LOI is one of the most important pieces of paperwork we will encounter in this process.  It states our desire for our daughter and our plans for her love, care, and well-being once she is home with us.  It's been written and emailed off as well and we are awaiting word on how it looks, if anything needs to be added/changed/re-worded.  

Then there's the paperwork we must read and use for research.  Enter our 67-page Dossier Guide that will detail every thing we must gather, fill out, send in, pay for, or otherwise handle in the coming months.  I have plans to curl up with it this weekend and do a bit of reading so Amy and I can begin planning everything.  Speaking of Amy she if off at her very first Scentsy show!  She has a booth at the TX District LCMS Early Childhood Conference.  So, it's been just the boys and I since yesterday.  We've been having fun, but missing her terribly of course.  Luckily she comes home tomorrow afternoon/evening and I'm sure she will be joining me in the aforementioned reading plans!

This coming Thursday is Chinese New Year!  We have some things in mind as we plan on ringing in the year of the rabbit, it's going to be a big one for us (year that is, not rabbit)!  However, due to the massive celebrations that will be going on in China this coming week we plan on hearing very little regarding anything.  Most offices will be closed and everything there will be partaking in the festivities.  This buys us a little time to get a game plan in place and begin working on more paperwork.  I wonder how many times I will use the word "paperwork" over the next 10 or so months?  Tons I'm guessing.  If you read and keep count, let me know!  :)

All is well, paper after paper after paper, in Drosche Land.


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